Today is National Coming Out Day. Twenty-nine years ago, the first National Coming Out Day was created to use the power of LGBTQ voices as tools for change. The movement for LGBTQ liberation has come a long way since then, but there is still so much work we can do. One out of every two people in the U.S. has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian, but for transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
Every day members of the LGBTQ communities face discrimination that keeps us from finding gainful employment, safe and affordable housing, accessing health care, or even getting an education. These forms of discrimination are much worse for transgender people, especially when you are also a person of color, or an immigrant. Sadly exacerbating the already alarming levels of discrimination, the Trump administrative has announced that transgender people will not be afforded the protections guaranteed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is appalling.
Add your name to our petition demanding the Trump administration enforce the Civil Rights Act’s protections for transgender people in the U.S.
The Trump administration continues to wage campaigns of hatred and exclusion against the transgender and queer communities at large. They have done this by erasing us from the Civil Rights Act, barring us from serving openly in the military, and nominating an openly transphobic judge. This is not just an attack on one group, but on all people who believe that everyone in this country should be entitled to the same rights.
Enough is enough. We will not allow these bigoted beliefs and prejudiced policies to keep LGBTQ people in the U.S. from enjoying the full measure of equality that is our right.
Sign our petition demanding the Trump administration enforce Civil Rights Act’s protections for transgender people today.
Our Revolution needs your help to create an environment where all people, no matter their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, are treated equally with the respect and dignity that all human beings deserve.
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